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Old 08-13-2005, 23:01   #1 (permalink)
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Check Engine Light - DTC None

Does the trouble code display sequence using the trip odometer
necessarily display all registered fault codes?

The "Check Engine" light is on in my 2001 SE wagon. The diagnostic
display flashes "Dtc" / "none" and yet the amber light has been on for
weeks now. The only trouble I have had is with the speed sensor, but it
hasn't acted up for quite some time. I always tighten my fuel filler
cap so I'm sure it's not that.

Will a proper OBD II code reader be able to tell me more than the
dashboard display? Does anyone really know what all the things mean in
the diagnostic sequence? While it's fun to make the gauges whirl
around, I haven't gotten much use out of that feature.

-S

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Old 08-14-2005, 05:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Check Engine Light - DTC None

In message <1123991854.690760.285410@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>,
Steved <steved@magma.ca> wrote

>Does the trouble code display sequence using the trip odometer
>necessarily display all registered fault codes?


No. It displays a limited number of codes.

<Snip>

>
>Will a proper OBD II code reader be able to tell me more than the
>dashboard display?


Probably yes.

<http://www.dealz4all.com/product_inf...sCsid=ec28f24e
752664993c5db4b9ad14decf>


The above just plugs into the OBD port. It then reports the error code 4
times. On the 5th read it also clears the engine light but you can
disconnect it before then until you fix the fault indicated by the code.
(Obviously, if you don't fix the fault the light will come on again)

If you live in the USA it appears that some independent car service
outlets may read the code for you for free. You can the look up the
reason for the reported code at

<http://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/ford/index.php>

<http://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/index.php>


>Does anyone really know what all the things mean in
>the diagnostic sequence? While it's fun to make the gauges whirl
>around, I haven't gotten much use out of that feature.


The odometer sequence is explained at
<http://www.mustangworld.com/ourpics/fcar/dtcodes.htm>

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Alan
mailto:news2me_a_2003@amacleod.clara.co.uk
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Old 08-14-2005, 10:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Check Engine Light - DTC None

Thanks for the links. Also it's good to know there are cheaper OBD II
code readers than the 200 $CDN ones I've seen.

I found the instrument cluster test sequence a little different from
the Mustang's. I typed out a dump of my codes with my best guess at
interpreting them. If anyone can correct or fill in the blanks, please
do.

Seq # Disp. Description
1 tESt Start of Sequence
2 gAgE Gauge Test
3 888.8 All LCD Segments
4 bulb Bulb Test
5 r 22 ROM Version
6 E001 EEPROM Level

7 dtc DTC Codes (flashes "NONE" if none logged)

8 000.0 Speed (mph)
9 000.0 Speed (km/h)
10 057.o Something about the odometer?
11 0000 Engine Speed (rpm)
12 039.t Something about the tachometer?
13 F183 Fuel Level (just over 3/4 full)
14 L190 Oil Pressure (Engine off >176)
15 0E5.F ????
16 022C Engine Temperature (C)
17 04E.C ????
18 b12.0 Battery Voltage (12V)

19 Ab-H ?
20 Eb-H ?
21 IL-L ?

22 Cr-H Run/Start mode high (key in position 2)

23 A-6d ?
24 b-98 ?
25 C-d1 ?
26 d-36 ?
27 0152 ?
28 1255 ?
29 2255 ?
30 3255 ?
31 4183 ?
32 5000 ?
33 6000 ?
34 7000 ?
35 P106 ?
36 P200 ?
37 P300 ?
38 P400 ?

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Old 08-14-2005, 17:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Check Engine Light - DTC None


Steved wrote:
> The "Check Engine" light is on in my 2001 SE wagon. The diagnostic
> display flashes "Dtc" / "none" and yet the amber light has been on for
> weeks now.


I had this with my 2001 SE wagon as well. It turned out to be the
DPFE, a $40 part from Ford.

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